What to Do With A Domestic Bunny In Your Yard?

Found Bunnies, Domestic or Wild Babies or Adults

“This guy showed up this morning in our yard off Twin Branch…. Anyone missing a white pet bunny?”

“I saw a news report the other day about people disposing of pet bunnies. I imagine some think its nice to give your child a pet bunny for Easter but then they realize its not so easy to care for it so they just drop them off in the woods. Such a sad world.”

“House Rabbit Rescue might be able to take him, if they aren’t full.”

“Please contact the Georgia House Rabbit Society Rescue on Shallowford Road (located near Lassiter HS). This sweet fuzzy baby is not meant to be living outside (domesticated rabbit). Please try to catch him/her. Unfortunately, many people think it’s ok to let rabbits out into the wild when they’re tired of them…it’s not. We adopted a rabbit from this wonderful rescue. Our sweet boy has physical scars from being dumped and left to fend for himself. He is now happy and loved. He is one of the lucky ones.”

Ask for Jen at the Georgia House Rabbit Society Rescue on Shallowford Road (located near Lassiter HS) or Philip. They have a heart for domestic bunnies that have been “turned out” into the wild- 678-653-7175


Monday 11am – 5pm
Tuesday 11am – 7pm
Wednesday 11am – 5pm
Thursday 11am – 5pm
Friday 11am – 5pm
Saturday 12pm – 5pm
Sunday – Closed

“We are the Georgia House Rabbit Society (GHRS), a volunteer-based nonprofit 501(c)3 rabbit rescue organization serving the metro Atlanta area and beyond. Since our formation in 1996, we have rescued over 3500 domesticated rabbits in need.

​In 2010 we opened our Rabbit Shelter in Marietta, Georgia.

Our rescue is the only rabbit specific shelter in Georgia and there are only a few like it in the country.

​Our stand alone facility serves multiple purposes. In addition to providing housing for our rescued rabbits, the shelter also serves as a learning center, a boarding facility, and a source for quality rabbit supplies.”

I downloaded a useful article on Orphaned Baby Bunnies_ Wild and Domestic

Please contact a Wildlife Rehabber or rabbit vetimmediately. Other rehabbers:  Wildlife Rehabbers US States A- M, and Wildlife Rehabbers US States N-Z and International Rehabbers.

Dr Erik Johnson is a Marietta, Georgia Veterinarian with a practice in small animal medicine. He graduated from University of Georgia with his Doctorate in 1991. Dr Johnson is the author of several texts on Koi and Pond Fish Health and Disease as well as numerous articles on dog and cat health topics.